Creating space to grow with a shipping container gardening shed

When the leaders and ākonga at Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa School needed storage space to house their gardening equipment, the team at Container Space jumped in to help by providing a shipping container gardening shed.

The incredible garden is part of PiPS – People, Plants, Schools – a charitable programme in the Bay of Plenty, that enables tamariki at participating schools to create a bountiful garden.

With a proud history of supporting community initiatives, Container Space Managing Director, Nick Walker says getting behind the community by helping out, was a complete no-brainer.

“The PiPS programme is such a choice initiative,” Says Nick. “So when Shane (Cunliffe), Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa School’s Principal, came asking for help, we saw this as a really positive way for Container Space to give back to the community.”

“We believe the work PiPS and the school are doing will benefit children, their families, and the wider community for years to come,” Nick explains, “Giving them a secure and dry space to store their gardening equipment, is our way of saying that we’re loving what this team is doing here, and we’re behind them all the way.”

See how Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa School is putting their new shipping container gardening shed to use

Learn how PiPS is helping tamariki to grow their own kai

Ki te mea ka taka te kākano ki te wāhi e tika ana ka tinaku, ā, ka pihi ake he tipu hou.
If a seed falls in the right place it will germinate and a new seedling will sprout.

PiPS was formed in 2016 by a group of school parents in the Pāpāmoa Beach/Mt Maunganui area of Aotearoa New Zealand, who are passionate about demonstrating, to our children and their families, the principles of kaitiakitanga: respect and care for the environment and an understanding of how to grow food.

To learn more about the mahi PiPS do, visit their website.

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